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The Hawkes Bay & East Coast Aero Club encourages everyone with an interest in aviation to get involved. Whatever your ambition, whether you want a microlight pilot certificate, private pilot license or to extend your skills with further ratings we can help make your dream a reality.


Trial Flight

Trial flights are a great way to introduce a person to the sheer joy of flying.  These are hands on, interactive training flights where you get to fly the aircraft under the expert supervision of one of our experienced instructors. 


Private Pilot License

A private pilot license allows you to fly any aeroplane. After completing your license you can gain ratings on any of the club aircraft, achieve a night rating or move on to more advanced ratings.


Microlight License

A micro-light license allows you to fly as pilot in command of a single or two seat aircraft up to a maximum weight of 600kg. Micro-light aircraft are not approved to fly over built up areas or to fly at night.

Let's Fly! 

If you are thinking about gaining your private pilot’s license, flying first solo, a career in aviation or just wanting to go up for a bit of fun, then the Hawkes Bay & East Coast Aero Club is the place to go.

Our Facilities

Our on-site facilities for members include new modern two storey clubrooms with a lounge bar and viewing deck to give superb views of the runway and all the activities out on the Aerodrome


Commercial Pilot License

A commercial pilot license builds on the private pilot license ands allows you to fly an aeroplane for hire/reward - i.e commercially. After completing your license you can continue working toward a career in aviation.

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